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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 06:24 AM
Thinking about picking this dvd up but haven't seen any reviews about it. I was wondering if anyone here has seen it yet? If so is there some concert footage or just still photos?
 
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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 06:32 AM
Am looking forward to check this out!Currently $11.88 on Amazon.

 

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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 10:26 AM
"Southern Voices American Dreams" -- Ken Hay

 

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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 12:06 PM
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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 12:39 PM
Good luck finding anything other than a bootleg. Every few years Disney states they will release a version, but that has yet to happen. Probably for the best. I think it will be a long time before Disney actually re-releases it for mass audiences. It's more of a cultural curio now, not missing much.

 

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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 01:05 PM
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Good luck finding anything other than a bootleg. Every few years Disney states they will release a version, but that has yet to happen. Probably for the best. I think it will be a long time before Disney actually re-releases it for mass audiences. It's more of a cultural curio now, not missing much.
???? zippity do dah!

 

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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 01:08 PM
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Good luck finding anything other than a bootleg. Every few years Disney states they will release a version, but that has yet to happen. Probably for the best. I think it will be a long time before Disney actually re-releases it for mass audiences. It's more of a cultural curio now, not missing much.
???? zippity do dah!


I've got a DVD of it, seems other countries see just a sweet little movie. Love those blue birds of happiness. I use zippity-do-dah as part of my signature.

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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 01:21 PM
It's not about the 1946 Disney movie it's a topic about this release and it's dubious contents:



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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 04:02 PM
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It's not about the 1946 Disney movie it's a topic about this release and it's dubious contents:

[Edited on 9/3/2013 by ABBDutchFan]


Well, this is why it helps to be specific when referring to an obscure dvd that shares the same name as a major Disney film.

Also, if it's so dubious, why is HTN selling it?

http://www.hittinthenote.com/cart/p-1550-song-of-the-southbrduane-allman-an d-the-rise-of-the-allman-brothers-band.aspx

 

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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 04:50 PM
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It's not about the 1946 Disney movie it's a topic about this release and it's dubious contents:

[Edited on 9/3/2013 by ABBDutchFan]


Well, this is why it helps to be specific when referring to an obscure dvd that shares the same name as a major Disney film.

Also, if it's so dubious, why is HTN selling it?

http://www.hittinthenote.com/cart/p-1550-song-of-the-southbrduane-allman-an d-the-rise-of-the-allman-brothers-band.aspx


Well i think the original poster was under the impression that he was specific enough since this upcoming release was already subject of at least 2 earlier topics in this section and the "Anything Goes" section is hardly known for topics dealing with out of print 1946 Disney flicks .

See this previous thread: http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;file=viewthread&tid=130392#pid3022050

This is what JNB had to say about it:

"We are waiting to see the DVD ourselves. I know HTN and the Big House provided some photos but I really don't know if there are complete songs from the 1970 Fillmore concert, for example. We should have our copy in a week or two but in the meantime I will ask our contact at the film company and get back to you.

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Well i think the original poster was under the impression that he was specific enough since this upcoming release was already subject of at least 2 earlier topics in this section and the "Anything Goes" section is hardly known for topics dealing with out of print 1946 Disney flicks .



No harm, but not everyone lives on this website, and stranger non-Allman Brothers topics have popped up on "Anything Goes" than the dvd availability of one of the most notoriously hard to find films ever

That said, this Duane film looks pretty cheap, judging from the trailer. If they actually did option the rights to Duane's catalog for the film, I would imagine the folks at HTN would already know more about the project AND some of it would be playing over the trailer. Anyone know the song that is featured?

 

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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 05:14 PM
Will HTN have a pre-order for the upcoming 50th anniversary edition of Mary Poppins?Drops 12-10-2013.

 

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  posted on 9/4/2013 at 11:41 AM
2 very positive reviews on Amazon so far (but no additional info whether this release contains actual ABB and Duane Allman session work music):


5.0 out of 5 stars Movie on the life of Duane Allman 1 Sep 2013
By Charm City - Published on Amazon.com

I just got my copy through the Hittin the Note website. Great movie on Duane Allman. Finally his life story is told in a movie format. Interesting and new feedback from people who knew him. This is a keeper.


5.0 out of 5 stars Song From A Favorite Son 4 Sep 2013
By r.j. zurek - Published on Amazon.com
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If you're a fan of Duane Allman and the Allman Brothers, "Song Of The South"is a revelation for several reasons-for years we've been listening to Duane's recordings, and we get to hear from the people who actually recorded him. We're also treated to plenty of never before seen photos and parts of a 1970 interview from the man himself.

This film covers Duane's career from he and his brother Gregg's band the Escorts, and particular attention is paid to his studio work before and during his time with the Allman Brothers Band. Muscle Shoals guitarist Jimmy Johnson is given ample face time, recalling Duane's lead guitar work on Wilson Pickett's version of "Hey, Jude". This was the recording that caught the attention of so many industry heavyweights, securing his stock early in his career. Musicians Paul Hornsby and Pete Carr, respected musicians themselves discuss Duane's growth during this time, and they're still in awe over forty years later.

Narrator Thomas Arnold points out that right around the time rock was feeling the influence of country and R&B, the Allman Brothers appear with their blend of Blues, Rock, R&B and progressive country, due mainly to fellow guitarist Dickie Betts. The meeting of Duane and Eric Clapton is the high point in the film. Footage of Albert King playing "As The Years Go Passing By" shows how his melody influenced the seven note intro to "Layla".

Two authors contribute to the film: Randy Poe ("Skydog") and Scott Freeman ("Midnight Riders") are both astute writers who discuss how Duane led the Brothers onstage counting on musicianship alone to move the audience-no "shaking of asses" or worrying about fashion. Freeman makes the point that the Brothers' third album, the live "Fillmore East" was the real breakthrough for the band. Most groups would not release a DOUBLE live album for only their third offering, but the Allmans' reputation for superior musicianship earned them their first gold record.

Some very rare archival footage shows the band in concert; especially intriguing is watching the band in full flight during Duane's solo toward the end of "Mountain Jam". You have to wonder: just how much video has been stored over the years, and will any of it ever be available to the public?

The most interesting stories were told by recording engineers the Albert brothers, Ron and Howard. Ron tells how the production team would often sit with the band after a take, and with the tape rolling, catch those impromptu moments when the band, not knowing they were being recorded would often put down some gold.

Extras on the DVD include recording history for some of the landmark albums as told by the Alberts. There is also a list of the contributors to this film including Willie Perkins, Carr, Hornsby and many others.These are the people who played, recorded or traveled with Duane and some are still active today. Perkins has written a memoir about his time with the Brothers "No Saints, No Saviors".

Written and directed by Tom O'Dell, "Song Of The South" is a perfect companion piece to the "Skydog Retrospective", or if you're new to Duane, this DVD is a good place to start. Next spring, Galadrielle Allman will release a book about the father who passed when she was only two. All of these projects keep Duane's spirit alive-and that makes them all worth wile."

 

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  posted on 9/4/2013 at 08:19 PM
After watching this two plus hour DVD last nite I am happy to see that Hittin the Note has made this available and has not shunned it as an unauthorized project. Willie Perkins and the Big House are contributors to this low budget film, and it is a MUST HAVE for everyone on this website. Even if you know everything like me lol, you will learn something new during this dvd. This is not the end all Duane documentary, but it ain't bad. At least someone attempted it!
Despite limitations and omissions, BRAVO to the filmmakers for documenting for posterity the experiences and memories of key musicians and associates who knew Duane and recorded with him, and for presenting a coherent timetable of his musical growth. You will wish Ken Burns or some other award winning filmmaker would chronicle Duane's brilliance after seeing this, but don't shun this production with it's honest effort to capture the story behind the meteoric accent of a determined and talented musical force! Go get this DVD.

 

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  posted on 9/4/2013 at 09:35 PM
thanks for the reviews.
something to think about.

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just how much video has been stored over the years, and will any of it ever be available to the public?


 

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Some very rare archival footage shows the band in concert; especially intriguing is watching the band in full flight during Duane's solo toward the end of "Mountain Jam" . You have to wonder: just how much video has been stored over the years, and will any of it ever be available to the public?


video of Duane...MTN JAM

perhaps referencing the Love Valley video footage that is in circulation?

 

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  posted on 9/5/2013 at 09:20 AM
This is a good documentary and fairly complete for those outside the hardcore fan base that haven't already read every book and seen all the photos and video footage available. I was disappointed that there was really not much new on it. I liked the interviews with the Albert Brothers, the engineers at Criteria for Idlewild South, Layla and Eat A Peach. I could have listened to another 30 minutes of their stories and would have a lot of questions to ask if I was in the room. I also would have liked to hear a lot more from Willie Perkins.

With the exceptions of some very early photos of the Daytona period, I don't remember any new ones that most of us haven't already seen. Video footage was of the FE and Love Valley, the stuff we have all seen. They used that footage repeatedly and overdubbed album music a few times. I think I remember they were playing MJ from EAP while showing live footage.

Overall, I am thrilled that someone has finally put out a video focusing on Duane. However, my vision for a true documentary on Duane can't be done anymore What I would really like to have seen was a film with lengthy interviews with Tom Dowd, Bill Graham and FE staff, Eric, Jerry Wexler, Bobby Whitlock, Phil Walden, Delaney Bramlett, Gregg, Dickey, Butch, Jaimoe, Red Dog and other roadies plus other folks he played with like John Hammond, Boz Scaggs (What did he think when they recorded Loan Me A Dime?). Plus some of the footage that is still in hiding.... and we all know it exists! Hell, Steve Rash had a couple of viewings of his Atlanta Pop doc a year ago. What happened to that? We are still waiting!

Song Of The South is definitely worth supporting and I applaud all those involved. I was just hoping for some new stuff in it.

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  posted on 9/10/2013 at 06:32 PM
I just started watching this DVD. There is an audio recording of the Allman Joys, I believe, performing "My Girl" and damn it sounds good. Young Gregory was spot on with that vocal.

they put the rise of "southern rock" into a perspective by covering the music of the time and the political atmosphere.

Are there any live recordings of the Hour Glass anywhere?

 

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  posted on 9/11/2013 at 05:11 AM
I love the disclaimer on the back of the dvd case."THIS FILM IS NOT AUTHORISED BY THE ALLMAN BROTHERS,THEIR MANAGEMENT OR RECORD COMPANY."

 

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  posted on 9/11/2013 at 06:24 AM
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I love the disclaimer on the back of the dvd case."THIS FILM IS NOT AUTHORISED BY THE ALLMAN BROTHERS,THEIR MANAGEMENT OR RECORD COMPANY."


However, it is being sold by their merchandising company (HTN) hence they obviously do endorse the product ...

 

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  posted on 9/11/2013 at 10:43 AM
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  posted on 9/12/2013 at 10:09 AM
I normally don't get upset about such things but let me see if I understand this correctly; the ABB WON'T release any DVD compilation or Documentary on Duane
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then when someone else FINALLY does, THEY DON'T AUTHORIZE IT? Unbelievable.

At least somebody finally did something; I don't understand this kind of thinking AT ALL!

 

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  posted on 9/12/2013 at 10:38 AM
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I normally don't get upset about such things but let me see if I understand this correctly; the ABB WON'T release any DVD compilation or Documentary on Duane
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then when someone else FINALLY does, THEY DON'T AUTHORIZE IT? Unbelievable.

At least somebody finally did something; I don't understand this kind of thinking AT ALL!


I don't think that is the case at all. Look on Amazon, there are hundreds of these unauthorized DVD documentaries out there of every band imaginable where they interview people who were at one time close to the band or outliers of the band, but never actually pony up the money to get the footage of the bands or the rights to use the actual music of the bands.

This is likely just another one of those docs. I'd be surprised if anyone in the ABB camp was even asked to be a part of it.

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I normally don't get upset about such things but let me see if I understand this correctly; the ABB WON'T release any DVD compilation or Documentary on Duane
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then when someone else FINALLY does, THEY DON'T AUTHORIZE IT? Unbelievable.

At least somebody finally did something; I don't understand this kind of thinking AT ALL!


I don't think that is the case at all. Look on Amazon, there are hundreds of these unauthorized DVD documentaries out there of every band imaginable where they interview people who were at one time close to the band or outliers of the band, but never actually pony up the money to get the footage of the bands or the rights to use the actual music of the bands.

This is likely just another one of those docs. I'd be surprised if anyone in the ABB camp was even asked to be a part of it.

[Edited on 9/12/2013 by WarEagleRK]


This doc has interviews with Willie Perkins, the Albert Brothers (studio engineers on Layla and other assorted albums , Scott Freeman, Randy Poe, guys from Hour Glass and some others. No band members. They did however use actual Allman Brothers, Hour Glass, Allman Joys, and Derek & The Dominoes tracks. Short clips though, probably to keep costs down.

 

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